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Tracking Agricultural Runoff in North Carolina

location:

Eastern North Carolina, US

demo tags:

Watershed

Agriculture

Did you know that the highest density of large-scale livestock operations can be found in Eastern North Carolina? With more than 10 million hogs and 300 million chickens raised there per year, there's a ton of animal waste to manage. Much of it is stored in ponds, litter piles, or sprayed onto fields where, if managed improperly, it can run off and pollute local watersheds. Tracking areas of pollution concern using Lens can be a huge help when trying to prevent adverse environmental impacts.